Saturday, May 21, 2011

My own predictions: Camping's future rapture-fail excuses

Half an hour to go here before Harold Camping's rapture happens, but I'm going to stick my neck out now and say "it won't happen".

What will their multinational, wealthy ministry claim after all fails to materialise?

Here are some possibles:

1. Haha, April, er, May fools!
2. Harold stands up and says: "Did not Jesus say that even he did not know the time? The fuss you have all kicked up is a lived out example of how dull of discernment you have all become" (I would go for this one)
3. Related to this: "I wasn't serious guys, I just wanted you to think about your life if Jesus really were coming soon"
4. "I must have got my calculations wrong again, let me get back to you in a few years" (I am expecting something along these lines - it is what he said after his first failed prediction about 10 years ago)
5. "We where sadly almost all left behind. Only one person was raptured"

What is so depressing, is that this nonsense has had so much air time and was promoted around the world. Perhaps we should have a controversial "Karl Barth reading nude in public day", or something, so that decent theology gets a look in.


At 5/22/2011 2:49 AM, Blogger Sabio Lantz said...

I am very glad it got the airtime it did.

The joke about his rapture thing today was not just the particular day, but the whole idea of "rapture", "meeting up in the sky" and people left behind. The whole package is hilarious. Christians I know who made fun of today's rapture thing may think it is only the date thing, but I think inwardly they really realize the whole package is incredibly silly. And today it was in their face. This hurt Christianity again -- as it should.

There are many versions of the endtimes -- I sketched most here. I yours is different, please tell me so I can add another. Thank you.

At 5/23/2011 2:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

These two "rapture fail excuses" were actually used as damage control in a couple end-of-the-world scares (not necessarily Christian):

1) "The World DID End on The Date, but Satan has blinded you that you should believe a Lie..."

2) "Anyone can make a mistake. Be glad I did!"

At 5/24/2011 7:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not doubt that there is a God and that My Savior Jesus Christ Lives!!!!

But these false prophets, although they may think they are doing good, are actually doing more harm than good. They provide the enemy with ammunition and fule the fire of disbelief.

I have pitty for those that use the actions of this so called man of God to justify the nonexistense of God. this man (Camping) has led millions astray, both those that believed his ridiculous claims as well as those that use his false prophesy to question God. May God have mercy on his soul.


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